Vacancy for Principal Inspector of Marine Accidents at MAIB, Southampton


Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • acting as duty co-ordinator and the Branch’s initial point of contact for out of hours accident notifications within a 4-week cycle; leading and managing a team of specialist accident investigators;

  • deploying to accident sites, at short notice during duty weeks, to manage the more demanding investigations; this could include travel worldwide;

  • directing the progress, conduct, and quality assurance of investigations, the development of recommendations, and overseeing production of the report;

  • dealing with individuals and organisations involved in marine accidents in what can often be stressful situations;

  • representing the Branch at industry fora;

  • contributing to MAIB’s wider management strategies.

You will have:

  • STCW 95 A-II/2 (Deck) Unlimited; or STCW Deck Officer (Fishing Vessel) Class 1 Certificate of Competency or STCW III/2 (Engineering) Unlimited or a degree in Naval Architecture or a Post-Graduate Certificate or higher in marine accident investigation. Royal Navy equivalency is accepted.

  • Relevant industry experience utilizing the above qualifications. This is taken to mean any of: experience in command or as the senior engineer afloat, or senior management in role ashore; industry experience as a naval architect; or experience as a marine accident investigator.

You will need a full driver’s licence valid in the UK and must be prepared to travel throughout the UK, as well as overseas.

Closing date: Sunday 7 March 2021.

Published 15 February 2021


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